Flexjet’s new headquarters will ‘look like something out of The Jetsons,’ according to a local development official
According to multiple local media reports, Flexjet is expanding its headquarters at Cuyahoga County Airport in Richmond Heights outside Cleveland.
The city’s Director of Economic Development Brian Gleisser told The News-Herald, “What they’re going to do now is build a new flight operations center, incorporating all the newest technology, and the architecture on this is going to be spectacular because they’re also using it as an advertising tool…It’s going to look like something out of ‘The Jetsons’…It’s going to be a building like you’ve never seen before.”
He said demolition of existing buildings is slated to start this spring, and the project will bring 200 jobs to the local economy. Earlier this month, the Cuyahoga County Council committee on Wednesday approved a 20-year-plus lease for Flexjet.
The fractional share operator is part of Directional Aviation’s OneSky Flight unit. It includes Sentient Jet and Tuvoli, each based in the Boston area, and FXAIR, based in New York City. The group also includes two operators based in Europe as well as charter and jet card broker PrivateFly. OneSky recently acquired Associated Aircraft Group, a helicopter operator in the Northeastern U.S.
Flexjet is the launch customer for Gulfstream’s upcoming G700 and supersonic business jet, the Aerion AS2.
Last year, Flexjet saw flight hours increase 3% despite the COVID-19 pandemic. At the end of 2020, it was ranked as the second-largest Part 91k/135 private jet operator.